'American Idol's' Alex Lambert: Homeless and tweeting his trials

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If only reality TV were any kind of preparation for... reality.

"American Idol" Season 9 contestant, and participant in Simon Fuller's odd, Hulu-based reality series "If I Can Dream," Alex Lambert has fallen on hard times. The aspiring singer took to his (unverified!) Twitter account late Jan. 17 to spill his guts about his current situation.

"Ever since 'IICD' ended I've been kinda homeless!" writes Lambert. "Sleeping [sic] on the street and behind buildings. I have a choice to stay and pursue my career or go back to Texas and not do music! I'm usually a strong person but I can't take it anymore."

We certainly empathize with Lambert, but "kinda homeless" is sleeping on your friends' couches -- not in the alley next to a Los Angeles Starbucks. This qualifies as "definitely homeless."

As for how he's tweeting from the streets, Lambert says he's been going into coffee shops and stores to get the word out. And if he's also using it to read coverage of his predicament, we have a simple message for him:

Go back to Texas, Alex. It has as equally flourishing music scene as California, and at least there you can eat -- and not make us feel guilty with all of your broken dreams.

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